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I Married an Atheist
Weeks before I met my husband, I went to Israel on a Birthright trip and pranced down twisting streets belting out Hebrew songs, swept up in the fervor of the group. I shared my feelings in drum circles and slipped a note into the Western Wall expressing the hope that I’d find love that year.
When my wish came true, the trip was so fresh in my mind that I could recount to Josh in detail the spectacle we’d made of ourselves, dancing through the desert in some proto-flash mob. When he joined me in rolling his eyes, I loved him even more.
But when I confided my belief that my prayer wedged into the Kotel had brought us together, he snapped: “I don’t buy that.” It was a J-Date algorithm, not mysticism, that resulted in our brief courtship and prompt engagement. It was the first instance of my faith colliding with his skepticism. But he wasn’t just skeptical; he was a staunch atheist.
Granted, I’d never dated someone unabashedly religious. My ex-boyfriends had all partaken of the “boys will be Jewish boys” tradition: hiding in bathroom stalls to avoid Hebrew school, listening to the World Series on headsets hidden under their yarmulkes at Yom Kippur. But they drew the line at renouncing their faith, and their behavior seemed more rooted in mischief or even ambivalence than flat out non-belief.
I Married an Atheist
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Ruth, the Perfect Convert
A Convert’s Bible Stories
The growth of interfaith activity since 9/11: Grass-roots groups get personal about faith
Marrying Out of the Faith
God Is Not A Christian: Desmond Tutu And The Dalai Lama's Extraordinary Talk On God And Religion
Complex Questions of Interfaith
Passover and Easter: Interfaith Family Afterword
About Jewish-Christian or Interfaith Seders
10 Tips for Stress-free Interfaith Passover or Easter Celebrations
The Catholic girl who was too Jewish
How One Interfaith Marriage Saved the Jewish Community(2)
How One Interfaith Marriage Saved the Jewish Community
Jamaica Kincaid Is Still Jewish
An Extended Love
Three Secrets to a Long-Lasting Marriage that the Relationship Books Don’t Tell You
Interfaith Dialogue Troubled Even Before Israel Dispute
You Don't Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right
Tu Bishvat: the Greening of Judaism
A Decorated December
Trees Are Sensitive
Wreaths and Crowns, Christmas and Hanukkah
A Christmas Tree is always a Christmas Tree, If You Want It To Be
When is a Christmas Tree Just a Christmas Tree?
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What Would Superman Do?
From Terrible Conversation To Intermarriage Realization
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Sukkot and Simchat Torah: the Basics
Getting Comfortable With The High Holidays
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the High Holidays
High Holidays Guide for Interfaith Families and Children's Books
Intercultural Wedding in Italy: Sipping Sake With a German Couple in Siena
Family Project: a Jewish Backyard
Common Values Shared Between a Jew and a Muslim
Shiksa in the Mikveh
When Children Raise Jewish Parents
Conversion from A to Z
What To Discuss Before the Wedding About Life After the Wedding
Samson, Meet Delilah
Interfaith Passover? No Problem. Interfaith Easter? Oy!
Purim -- Story of Intermarriage Gone Right?(2)
Tu Bishvat: Interfaith Friendly, Jewish in Nature
The Rabbi & the Elephant
To Pray or Not to Pray?
Welcoming Interfaith Families
Intermarriage on Television
Welcome non-Jewish Guests to the Seder Table
Purim -- story of intermarriage gone right?
Many Jewish Faces
Affirming My Jewish Identity in America
Yom Kippur for Shul-Haters
Highs and Lows: A Non-Jewish Husband's Take on the Jewish New Year
How to Afford a Jewish Education
What a Fabulous Mother-in-Law
Shabbat Service Times
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